- Published in 1995 Hockey Inductees
Easily one of the top Defencemen in his day, Larry Robinson was the top dog in the Montreal Canadians “Big 3” blue line corps that was the best in the 1970’s. Robinson was part of six Stanley Cups and named to six Post Season All Star teams. The imposing Robinson (he was six foot four, well before many NHL players were this tall) was skilled at both ends of the ice as not only was he a solid playmaker (he retired with 750 assists), but could stifle offensive attackers with relative ease. Perhaps the most impressive career statistic is his career 730 Plus/Minus which is over 130 more than Bobby Orr, who is the career number two in that category. That alone makes him a certifiable first ballot Hall of Fame entry.